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Suenos Descalzos de Petra Luna

Alda P. Dobbs

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Spanish
Vintage Espanol
21 November 2023
"Libro de honor Pura Belpré 2022 • Uno de los mejores libros del 2021 segú NYPL y NPR • Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection

Basado en una historia real, este es el intrépido y arriesgado viaje de una niña que decide cruzar la frontera hacia los Estados Unidos para trasladar a su familia a un lugar seguro durante la Revolución Mexicana.

Es 1913 y la mamá de Petra Luna, una niña de doce años, ha muerto mientras la Revolución hace estragos en México. Antes de que los soldados se llevaran a su papá, Petra le promete que cuidará de la familia que le queda: su abuelita, su hermana pequeña Amelia y su hermanito Luisito, hasta que puedan reunirse con él. Juntos huyen hacia el norte mientras arde la ciudad que dejaron atrás, y cruzan el desierto cruel e inhumano en busca de un refugio seguro en un mundo que no ofrece muchos.

 

Cada noche cuando Petra cierra los ojos, añora todos sus sueños, especialmente su anhelado deseo de aprender a leer. Abuelita llama a esos sueños “sueños descalzos”: ""Son como nosotros, indios y campesinos descalzos. . . no están destinados a ir muy lejos"". Pero Petra se niega a escuchar.

 

Atravesando desiertos y campos de batalla, hambre y miedo, Petra no se detendrá ante nada para mantener a salvo a su familia y guiarlos hacia una vida mejor al otro lado de la frontera de EE. UU., un lugar donde sus sueños descalzos finalmente podrían convertirse en realidad.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

2022 Pura Belpré Honor Book • NYPL Best Book of 2021 • Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection • NPR Best Book of 2021

Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution.

It is 1913, and twelve-year-old Petra Luna's mama has died while the Revolution rages in Mexico. Before her papa is dragged away by soldiers, Petra vows to him that she will care for the family she has left—her abuelita, little sister Amelia, and baby brother, Luisito—until they can be reunited. They flee north through the unforgiving desert as their town burns, searching for safe harbor in a world that offers none.

Each night when Petra closes her eyes, she holds her dreams close, especially her long-held desire to learn to read. Abuelita calls these barefoot dreams: ""They're like us barefoot peasants and indios—they're not meant to go far."" But Petra refuses to listen.

Through battlefields and deserts, hunger and fear, Petra will stop at nothing to keep her family safe and lead them to a better life across the U.S. border—a life where her barefoot dreams could finally become reality."

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Imprint:   Vintage Espanol
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   238g
ISBN:   9781644738429
ISBN 10:   1644738422
Series:   Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the historical novels Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna and its followup, The Other Side of the River (September 2022). Her debut novel received a Pura Belpré Honor and is a Texas Bluebonnet Master List selection. Alda was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. She studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She’s as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston, Texas.

Reviews for Suenos Descalzos de Petra Luna

"""A timeless and timely tale of one girl’s journey to save her family and discover herself."" —Kirkus Reviews"


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